This workshop will be given by two activist-scholars, from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, who will reflect on their experiences of anarchism and animal liberation. This workshop is a critical dialogue into the causes of speciesism whilst taking a broader view of social justice and the nature of oppression. Animal advocates have long argued that veganism is a necessary step within the goal of animal liberation; however, on its own it is hardly sufficient. Some components of the animal advocacy movement are still largely reliant on capitalist methods for change through the use of law, government, and consumerism. In this panel, the focus will be on how a vegan ethic has the most promise if it is also anti-capitalist, against all forms of domination, and embraces practices of total liberation underpinned by radical activism. The presentation will be a chaired panel format with plenty of time allowed for questions and interactions.
There are links to listen to all of the talks from the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference in the show notes for episode 179 of Progressive Podcast Australia. This episode also features a recap of this conference.